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Astrid y Gastón, Lima

175 Cantuarias
Lima , Peru
51 1 242-5387

Praised as one of the world's most innovative chefs, Gastón Acurio has established outposts of his restaurants in Madrid and Santiago. In a colonial-era house, traditional dishes like roast suckling pig with tacu-tacu (Peru's version of beans and rice) get a modern twist. Lima-born Acurio’s menu is full of surprises: a “shot” of sea urchin emulsion mixed with cappuccino; spicy rabbit spring rolls. Plus, it has the city’s best selection of Latin American wines (try the Uruguayan Pisano Tannat).

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

Peru-based superstar restaurateurs Astrid and Gastón Acurio's fast-growing global empire has made its way to Santiago, and it has already built a huge following in this city. The location is somewhat staid—a colonial mansion on a residential street—but Peruvian chef Oscar Gómez (who cooked at the original Astrid y Gastón branch in Lima) realizes the Acurios' vision in his beautiful preparations of internationally inflected Peruvian cuisine.

We loved: Mussel soup with cilantro sauce.

Last updated 2012-02-21 22:13:51 UTC
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